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WATCHGNUPG(1)                           GNU Privacy Guard                           WATCHGNUPG(1)

       watchgnupg - Read and print logs from a socket

       watchgnupg [--force] [--verbose] socketname

       Most  of  the  main utilities are able to write their log files to a Unix Domain socket if
       configured that way.  watchgnupg is a simple listener for such a socket.   It  ameliorates
       the  output with a time stamp and makes sure that long lines are not interspersed with log
       output from other utilities.  This tool is not available for Windows.

       watchgnupg is commonly invoked as

         watchgnupg --force ~/.gnupg/S.log

       watchgnupg understands these options:

              Delete an already existing socket file.

       --tcp n
              Instead of reading from a local socket, listen for connects on TCP port n.

              Enable extra informational output.

              Print version of the program and exit.

       --help Display a brief help page and exit.

         $ watchgnupg --force /home/foo/.gnupg/S.log

       This waits for connections on the local socket ‘/home/foo/.gnupg/S.log’ and shows all  log
       entries.   To  make  this work the option log-file needs to be used with all modules which
       logs are to be shown.  The value for that option must be given with a special prefix (e.g.
       in the conf file):

         log-file socket:///home/foo/.gnupg/S.log

       For  debugging  purposes  it  is also possible to do remote logging.  Take care if you use
       this feature because the information is send in the clear over the network.  Use this syn‐
       tax in the conf files:

         log-file tcp://

       You may use any port and not just 4711 as shown above; only IP addresses are supported (v4
       and v6) and no host names.  You need to start watchgnupg with the tcp option.   Note  that
       under  Windows  the  registry  entry HKCU\Software\GNU\GnuPG:DefaultLogFile can be used to
       change the default log output from stderr to whatever is given by that entry.  However the
       only useful entry is a TCP name for remote debugging.

       gpg(1), gpgsm(1), gpg-agent(1), scdaemon(1)

       The  full documentation for this tool is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If GnuPG and the
       info program are properly installed at your site, the command

         info gnupg

       should give you access to the complete manual including a menu structure and an index.

GnuPG 2.0.26                                2018-06-08                              WATCHGNUPG(1)

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